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Poster: jonc Date: Jul 20, 2009 6:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Plan 9 from Outer Space

I am planning to upload Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). This was removed from the Archives at one time, but checking the records at USCO, there was no timely renewal of its original registration. If someone has different information, please let me know.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jul 20, 2009 6:50am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Plan 9 from Outer Space

The Trailer and Movie were registered in 1981-

TRAILER:
Plan nine from outer space : trailer.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000112906 / 1981-09-01
Application Title: Grave robbers from outer space.
Title: Plan nine from outer space : trailer.
Imprint: [s.l. : s.n.], c1958.
Description: 1 film reel (ca. 2 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Notes: Title on container: Plan 9 from outer space.
Deposit includes description (1 p.)
Copyright Claimant: Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Date of Creation: 1958
Date of Publication: 1958-04-03
Authorship on Application: Reynolds Pictures, Inc., employer for hire.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Other Title: Plan 9 from outer space.
Grave robbers from outer space.
Names: Reynolds Pictures, Inc.

MOVIE:
Plan 9 from outer space / written, produced, directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000102338 / 1981-04-23
Title: Plan 9 from outer space / written, produced, directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Imprint: [s.l. : AD.C.A. release, 1959]
Description: 1 videocassette (V H S) (79 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Notes: Title on housing: Plan nine from outer space.
Filmed under the title Grave robbers from outer space.
Deposit includes screenplay (1 v.)
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Vampira, Lyle Talbot et al.
Performer: Narrated by Criswell.
Credits: Director of photography: William C. Thompson; music: Gordon Zahler; film editor: Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Copyright Claimant: Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Date of Creation: 1958
Date of Publication: 1958-05-01
Authorship on Application: Reynolds Pictures, Inc., employer for hire.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Other Title: Plan nine from outer space.
Grave robbers from outer space.
Names: Wood, Edward D., Jr.
Reynolds Pictures, Inc.

The MOVIE and TRAILER were renewed in 1986, 28 years after the 1958 date in notice.

TRAILER:
Plan nine from outer space. By Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000278774 / 1986-01-06
Renewal registration for: PA0000112906 / 1958-04-03
Title: Plan nine from outer space. By Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Wade H. Williams III (PWH)

Variant title: Plan nine from outer space.
Names: Williams, Wade H. 3rd
Reynolds Pictures, Inc.

MOVIE:
Plan nine from outer space. By Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000279707 / 1986-01-06
Renewal registration for: PA0000102338 / 1958-05-01
Title: Plan nine from outer space. By Reynolds Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Wade H. Williams III (PWH)

Variant title: Plan nine from outer space.
Other Title: Grave robbers from outer space.
Names: Williams, Wade H. 3rd
Reynolds Pictures, Inc.

The "unpublished" screenplay was registered in 1989:
Grave robbers from outer space : original story and screenplay / by Edward...
Type of Work: Dramatic Work and Music; or Choreography
Registration Number / Date: PAu001211635 / 1989-03-27
Application Title: Plan nine from outer space.
Title: Grave robbers from outer space : original story and screenplay / by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Description: 254 p.
Copyright Claimant: Wade Williams III
Date of Creation: 1956
Authorship on Application: Edward David Wood, Jr.

Other Title: Plan nine from outer space
Names: Wood, Edward David, Jr., 1924-1978
Williams, Wade 3rd

There are some moral and ethical questions as to the renewal ownership but the film appears to have been properly renewed.

You have to type "Plan Nine From Outer Space" to get the renewals on the USCOdb.

This is common for films with numerals in the titles. It also happens the other way round - "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" is renewed as "4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake" even though it was registered under the on screen title.

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Poster: jonc Date: Jul 20, 2009 8:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Thanks for the information. That never crossed my mind.

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Poster: Fact_Checker Date: Jul 23, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Quite so about:
"You have to type 'Plan Nine From Outer Space' to get the renewals on the USCOdb.

"This is common for films with numerals in the titles. It also happens the other way round - 'The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake' is renewed as '4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake' even though it was registered under the on screen title."

The online CO records on "Plan 9" actually give "Plan Nine" (spelled out) as an alternate title -- which is a pretty good signal to anyone visiting that record that you should follow up on that variation!